European Sources Online
ESO provides information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and the issues of importance to European citizens, researchers and stakeholders.
ESO allows you to find easily and efficiently the widest and most up-to-date range of information sources about Europe, which have been selected by experts in the field. Sources include official EU documentation, information from international organisations, national governments, think tanks, research organisations and professional associations, textbooks and journals, and key news sources.
Information Guides compiled by the ESO Editorial Team provide expert and up-to-date introductions to the institutions and policies of the European Union and the countries of Europe.
Until 2006 ESO was published commercially by ProQuest Information and Learning. In August 2007 the publishing of ESO was taken over by Information Services at Cardiff University. The service was officially re-launched in January 2008 by Mrs Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy. ESO now has subscribers across the world.
Guides to using European Sources Online
Click on a link below to launch a presentation describing the features of ESO and how to use the service. The short version gives a brief overview, while the full version gives more detailed information.
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Subscribers in Wales
Following a further successful grant application to CyMAL: Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales, Cardiff EDC is continuing to offer a free subscription to ESO to all libraries, schools, public organisations and individual citizens in Wales for the period April 2011 - March 2012.